LCAW – Staring at the Sun
LCAW (aka 22 year old Leon Weber) is sharing an interesting message in his new track ‘Staring at the Sun’, which features the lush vocal tones of New York City-based singer/songwriter, Sophie Hintze.
“‘Staring At The Sun’ has a clear message – If you feel trapped in a place or a situation you need to break free, pack up your things and just go. The Sun is quite symbolic in this picture, on the one hand it stands for hope, a better future, adventure; and on the other hand it is a burden. Staring directly at the sun for too long blinds you, leaving you on a path without navigation. The lyrics embrace a loss of direction. Hypnotised by yellow lines, moving faster than the speed of light, renegades without a plan. In the end it’ll be worth it.”
It’s out now via Ultra Records / Columbia Records.
Sounds like: Claire Ridgley, Lorde
Magdalena Bay – Move Slow
Magdalena Bay is a duo comprised of Mica Tenenbaum (Singer/Songwriter) and Matthew Lewin (Songwriter/Producer).
Kylie-esq pop melodies combine with modern disco-infused guitar riffs create a song that will make you up your game on the dance floor.
Sounds like: Kylie, Robyn, Tame Impala, Miami Horror
Cassia – Sink
Manchester indie band Cassia share the uplifting ‘Sink’.
Despite shows at Reading and Leeds Festivals, the trio’s agenda is to make their fans dance and not mosh, and it’s quite understandable that this would happen with their calypso-infused offerings.
The new song will form part of the band’s debut EP ‘Movers & Shapers’ which is due out later this year.
Sounds like: Two Door Cinema Club, Jake Bugg
Derrival – Ice Cream
Vancouver-based five-piece Derrival share new track ‘Ice Cream’.
Despite the two year hiatus, the band are very much up to facing the challenges thrown at them from the music industry.
Sounds like: Youngr, Young the Giant
Temptress – What I Want
South London duo Temptress have just dropped the awesome ‘What I Want’, which has been produced by Chris Zane (Passion Pit, Friendly Fires, Holy Ghost!)
It very much has a nu-disco vibe throughout, which works well with Jess’ soulful vocals and the retro basslines.
Sounds like: Pat Lok, Goldroom, Jessie Ware